Friday, July 24, 2009

Guerrilla Healthcare

I have long suspected that the drug cartels will really take off once they - in a Robin Hood manner - start providing healthcare.

Perhaps the gangs in Brazil are beginning to take a step in that direction:

Rio drug traffickers are operating makeshift medical clinics in the slums they control so wounded gang members don’t have to risk arrest by seeking treatment at hospitals, police said Thursday.

Say what you will about these clinics, there aren't any of the evil bureaucrats involved.

1 comment:

  1. Erm, drug gangs already supply marijuana, right?

    Marijuana is commonly used by depressed people to self-medicate. It's less suicide-inducing than Prozac.

    Ergo, many drug gangs exist primarily to provide unlicensed psychiatric support.

    Now, if the drug gangs started providing condoms and dentistry, that would be something else...